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  • Rejecting Colleges

    Posted on March 30th, 2004 wt8008 No comments

    Got this from a post from cc:

    Send them flashy, expensively-published brochures non-stop for several months, extolling the virtues of yourself and what you can offer as a student.

    Then, on May 1st, send them a thin envelope informing them that “while many talented schools applied for my studentship this year, only a very small portion make the cut. I’m sorry to inform you that this year’s studentship only had room for one college, and you were not chosen. I hope you have a very promising educational future, whomever you end up admitting.”

    Then have your photocopied signature at the bottom.

    Anyone want to join in?

  • Some Economic Poems

    Posted on March 30th, 2004 wt8008 No comments

    I found this on Yahoo News, felt it was interesting.

    Some poems from the article:
    Poem 1
    There once was an economy on the ropes

    That kept dashing our recovery hopes

    When we made the concession

    To call it a recession

    It turned up, and we felt like dopes

    Poem 2
    The recovery is now 2 years old

    And maybe it was oversold

    Now we’ve made the discovery

    That it’s a jobless recovery

    It wins the silver, but not the gold

    Poem 3
    The economy

    Is recovering nicely

    But without new jobs


  • Must…

    Posted on March 29th, 2004 wt8008 No comments

    Must… start…. studying…. for…. AP tests…
    Must…stop… wasting…. time…

  • Stock Project

    Posted on March 28th, 2004 wt8008 No comments


  • UCI

    Posted on March 26th, 2004 wt8008 No comments

    Accecpted 3/23 I think, a few days back under BME.

    Your Admission Summary
    School: Freshman
    Biomedical Engineering
    The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

    Your deadline is 05/01/2004 to:
    – Accept our offer of admission and apply for housing
    – Submit your Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)
    – Decline our offer of admission

  • College Update

    Posted on March 20th, 2004 wt8008 No comments

    In: Cal Poly, SJSU, UCSC
    Rejected :-(: UCLA, UCD :-(, UCSD
    Waiting: UCI

    Your name here, thank you for your application to UC Davis for Fall Quarter 2004.
    We have carefully reviewed your records and regret that we cannot offer you admission to the University of California, Davis. The Selection Process was very difficult this year as we had an excellent pool of competitive applicants from which to choose our new class of undergraduates.

    Welcome to the UCSD student information Web site for Fall Quarter 2004 undergraduate applicants. We have carefully reviewed your records and regret that we cannot offer you admission to the University of California, San Diego. The selection process was very difficult this year as we had an excellent pool of competitive applicants. You will receive an official notification shortly.

  • Update

    Posted on March 13th, 2004 wt8008 No comments

    Maybe this year I would accutally study :O for the AP tests and I’ll start now. (I said I would start “now” like a month ago?) 😛 I really need to study AP Chemistry, I have to :O memorize things.

    DSLR SETI mini-race is starting.

  • UCLA

    Posted on March 12th, 2004 wt8008 1 comment

    After careful review of your application for admission, we sincerely regret to tell you that we are unable to offer you admission for the Fall Quarter 2004. Let me assure you that we understand and share your disappointment.

    UCLA continues to receive more applications for admission than we can accommodate while the number of admission spaces has not increased. For fall 2004, we received more than 43,000 applications for about 3,900 spaces in the class. Each application is unique and each student presents wonderful attributes and potential. Our work is extraordinarily difficult: admission officers thoroughly review each application and carefully balance grades, coursework, test scores, honors, awards, community service, leadership, and work experience. Admission officers consider as well the opportunities and challenges students face while they attain so much in their schools and communities. No single attribute or achievement guarantees admission–there are simply too many well-qualified, accomplished, and capable applicants for the number of freshman spaces.

    Undoubtedly, your accomplishments assure you a place at another outstanding college or university. Although I realize our decision will be disappointing for you, we are sure you will have many opportunities to achieve your educational aspirations.

    If attending the University of California remains your goal, you should know that there are a number of other opportunities for admission. Qualified California residents who are not admitted by any of the campuses to which they have applied may be offered freshman admission by another UC campus. Or, they may receive an offer from one or more campuses to delay their UC enrollment and start their college career at a California community college. These deferred students will be guaranteed a junior transfer space by a specific campus; and subject to final legislative approval, will have their community college fees waived. Alternate admission offers will be sent to qualified applicants by the third week of April. Please visit www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/transferoptions to learn more about the deferral option; to learn more about transferring to UCLA, please visit www.admissions.ucla.edu/transfer or www.admissions.ucla.edu/tap.

    Again, I wish you every success in achieving your educational goals.

    Dr. Vu T. Tran

    In: Cal Poly, SJSU, UCSC
    Rejected :-(: UCLA
    Waiting: UCI, UCD, UCSD

  • Audioscrobbler

    Posted on March 10th, 2004 wt8008 No comments



  • Heatsink – CPU Temps

    Posted on March 7th, 2004 wt8008 No comments

    I just changed my CPU to a Volcano 9, and my Temps dropped from 65-73*C to around 50*C. A nice 20 *C drop. My CPU is at accecpable temp levels now. Thanks to Ricky for letting me have it and some Arctic Silver 3.

    I just noticed that I have to finish chem hw, to econ extra credit, and start stats hw. (Hard chapter in stats)